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Community groups 25 August 2023

Protected: Creating Resilient Networks

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Commercial Growers 12 July 2023

Learn By Doing

Learning by doing and tuning in your intuition.  Jason Horner, Seed Sovereignty Coordinator for Ireland, reflects on the importance of hands-on experiential learning… The idea for this piece came about by way of a short conversation between some of the Seed Sovereignty team coordinators recently. We were talking about how we learn as growers, usually […]

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Community groups 20 June 2023

Join the Community Seed Forum Online

The Community Seed Forum is an online space for seed libraries, exchanges and hubs to meet and share their experiences, wins and challenges.  Meeting every second month via Zoom for just an hour of informal peer support, the Forum is open to anyone at any point on their community seed journey.  Some members represent well […]

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Home Growers 19 June 2023

Walking the Land: South West Network Event at Erth Barton and Crocadon

Southwest England Coordinator Robyn Minogue takes us on a virtual tour of the most recent meet-up of the South West Seed and Grain Networks Following on from the epic South West Seed Sovereignty Pizza Party held back in November 2022 the South West Network gathered again to share, celebrate and learn – this time with […]

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Programme News 05 June 2023


What is SeedLinked? SeedLinked is an online platform and app for connecting growers, seed sourcing, rating and comparing varieties and running trials. It was first launched in the USA in 2018 and is now available to download as an app, or to use on desktop in the UK and Ireland. The Seed Sovereignty Programme has […]

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Community groups 02 March 2023

We are the Seeds

To close our Seed Gathering 2023 we were joined by poet and performer Liv Torc who gave her powerful, inspirational take on the vital work of our networks.   Hot Poets is an ambitious, award-winning, internationally focused project turned CIC, working to powerfully communicate climate change science and action through spoken word poetry. You can […]

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Regional News 21 February 2023

Highlights from #SeedWeek 2023!

Below, we’ve collected some highlights of the sixth #SeedWeek. Thank you to everyone who shared on social media: we loved hearing about your seed sowing, swaps and stories. This is a hopeful time in the northern hemisphere with new shoots peeking above the soil, tickled by spring. If you’re feeling inspired to sow a food […]

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Commercial Growers 08 February 2023

Chicory Mania Grips the Nation

A Special Podcast for #SeedWeek Chicory is an unsung crop in the UK and Ireland. It comes in many forms and flavours, from striking red and white bitter radicchios to delicately sweet and tender witloofs with much more in between. Grab yourself a cuppa and join our Scotland Seed Sovereignty coordinator, Richie Walsh, in conversation […]

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Northern Seed Stories

For Seed Week, our Northern England Coordinator, Catherine Howell, has gathered stories from some of the wonderful people she is lucky enough to share the region with. Scroll away, or skip to a chapter that catches your eye: Chapter 1 – Seeds in the library, Bradford Chapter 2 – Upskilling seed stewards, Shropshire Chapter 3 […]

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Brewing 07 February 2023

Celebrating the Network in Southwest England

With all the tremendous hard work put in throughout our network in growing, milling, baking grains, cultivating and processing veg seed, overcoming barriers and paving routes to market, it’s vitally important that we take time for the most important thing – celebrating all this hard work! Our Southwest England networking took time out this autumn […]

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